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"Charan Dhur" of Patna Sahib

Discussion in 'Hard Talk' started by Archived_Member16, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. Archived_Member16

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    Courier service for Patna Sahib's "Charan Dhur" in the offing
    Patna | December 10, 2006 3:07:35 PM IST

    "Charan Dhur" or the sacred dust of the devotees of the Takth Sri Harmandir Sahib, reverentially known as Patna Sahib, might soon reach devotees through postal and courier services.

    Regarded as one of the holiest of the five Takhts, Patna city in Bihar upholds a great faith and devotion for Sikhs. It was here in 1666, that the last guru of Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh was born. For devotees from far off countries, who are unable to visit this sacred place, the authorities have set up a novel way to give away the holy dust.

    Its been 45-years now, on every Saturday, Gurudwara authorities, while cleaning the carpets and shoe racks, collect the holy dust and pack it in small packets. The dust is like 'Parsada' or, the blessing of the Guru, for devotees to take home for other family members and friends to adorn their forehead.Udit Singh, a member of the Gurudwara committee, said: "Those who are unable to visit Patna Sahib, their relatives and friends take home the holy dust, and in the process, feel they have already visited Patna Sahib".
    It is believed that a visit to the Gurudwara and even a pinch of the holy dust, if tasted, relieves one from pain and anxieties.

    Virpal Kaur Khalsa, a devotee said: "Babaji (God) has defined foot-dust as holy. The power of the dust of devotee's feet is so much that one can change one's mind, thereby changing one's luck".

    Once the Haveli of Salis Rai Johri, a great devotee of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. It was here in 1666, the ninth Sikh guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur along with Mata Gujri Ji stayed.

    Bhai Rajender Singh, the head priest of the Harmandir Sahib, said: "Being the birthplace of the 10th Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh, devotees from all over the world come here to offer prayers and have their wishes fulfilled. They offer prayers for their well-being, and that makes the place an important site. Devotees come from England, USA, Canada and Singapore as well".

    Guru Gobind Singh's childhood was spent in Patna and quite a few relics of the Guru are preserved at this shrine. These include a 'Pangura' (cradle), four iron arrows, the sacred sword of the Master and a pair of his sandles.
    The preserved 'Hukamnamas', the written orders of Guru Tegh Bahadur and Guru Gobind Singh are a special attraction for the devotees.Be it the holy dust or the Langar, the community meal, it holds immense significance for the Sikhs. It serves three objectives - social equality, charity and community service.

    Like many historical Gurdwara's in India and Pakistan, this Gurudwara was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. (ANI)



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  3. vijaydeep Singh

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    In Taksal and perhaps in some Gurudwaras in Delhi such things are there like dust from the feet of devotees.

    Das just like to say over here that it is Good,but more it is intended to let Sikh has devotion for Guru Panth.So even if Charan Dhur is not with us still we should have sense of devotion for Guru Panth.
  4. Gyani Jarnail Singh

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    The REAL "Charan Dhurr" which the Gurus left us is the SHABAD GURU..which we stubbornly REFUSE to open, read, understand and APPLY in our lives. Miracles untold and beyond the wildest imagination..DUKH NIWARAN is this GURBANI...but we would rather go after soemthing we can "see", "touch", "taste" is of THIS WORLD....as this is EASIER...being under the five senses of the Human BODY...while Reading, contemplating, applying GURBANI is difficult and OUT of this World...Remember..the ASH from the Carpets may be visible..BUT IT wont GO WITH YOU into the WORLD where GURBANI will..Khracha Bann leh Palleh bandeah..vattan door deean...ashes will return to ashes HERE ...the ONLY thing that willa ccompany you to Yamraaj's Door will be the Gurbani and naam japp that you did ( while the others were busy eating/rubbing ashes !!!)
    2. The BIRTH of Guru Sahib is an "accident" of Nature. IF the ashes from those carpets at Patna Sahib is so "valuable"..then what is the VALUE of the SGGS Parkash at my neighbourhood Gurdwara..and the VALUE of the DUST in our Gurdwara carpets ??..ALL Gurdwaras worldwide should NOT empty their Carpet Vacuums...the dust is valuable..send it to Patna Sahib !! so they can recycle it !!! a Good opportunity for dust disposal.
    Gyani jarnail Singh

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